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Is Your Water Heater Leaking?

Hold on, this might not be a question you can easily answer off the top of your head. In fact, we’re asking this question because you might not have any idea if your water heater is leaking—but there are clear ways to find out. Even if your water heater isn’t leaking, it could be developing other problems that become a major pain down the line, which is why we’re promoting our water heater services in the Hypoluxo area.

There’s no excuse to deal with ancient or faulty water heaters in Hypoluxo, FL. Especially while there’s a team like ours ready to repair or replace your system, dealing with a water heater leak head-on might be the best thing you can possibly do. Here’s why.

Indicators of Trouble

Detecting a leak in your water heater isn’t just as simple as seeing water dripping from the system and just calling for repairs. There could be underlying factors that could determine whether or not a repair is even worth it. For instance, water heaters that are noisy or old can contribute more problems to your situation than just a water leak, which his why it’s important to stay vigilant for the following issues.

Rust-Colored Water

This might not be as easy as just determining that your water heater is having trouble because of the rusty color. A rusty color could be pointing to an issue with sediment in your water as well as rusty pipes or a rusting water heater, but if the problem is coming from your water heater it needs to be repaired immediately. That signifies that your water heater is rusting from the inside out, which means its only a matter of time before it springs a leak and causes water damage to your home. If you’re a particularly vigilant homeowner, nipping this in the bud will help ward off damages later on.

Water Heater Noises

When sediment builds up in your water heater, it hardens over years of system use. Eventually, the heating process of your water heater will start running into problems as it heats up and deals with the sediment that has hardened to stone. This can usually be noticed in the form of loud noises coming from your water heater, like a banging or rumbling, as your system deals with layers upon layers of sediment that have crystallized and hardened. Get this taken care of as soon as possible so you don’t suffer problems with efficiency and effectiveness going forward.

Age

If you’re worried about a water leak coming from your water heater, the age of the system is going to tell you a lot more information than you might think. While it might not have a water leak now, a water heater that’s 10 years old or more has a much higher chance of springing a leak in the near future. The name of the game here is water leak prevention, and having an ancient water heater replaced before it springs a leak can often be better than dealing with the leak down the line.

Whether it’s water heater repair or replacement, we’ve got you covered. At Admiral Plumbing Services, LLC, you can count on nice people and super service. Call our super-friendly team today!

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